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Small Game Hunting

Photo of a willow ptarmigan in transitional plumage. Photo by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Small game can be an entry for young people into hunting, but it’s also is a tradition for sportsmen going back centuries and shows up in classic literature from all over the world. On the next Outdoor Explorer, the topic is hunting upland game birds and small mammals.

KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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McCandless and the Ethics of Risk

McCandless and the Ethics of Risk

Why and how we take risks is a constant topic on Outdoor Explorer. On this edition, we take it head on, with Craig Medred, the controversial and outspoken outdoor writer who has often commented on others’ backcountry mishaps. In particular, we’ll be discussing the Chris McCandless story, which is the subject of another new book and a PBS film. The topic is risk, reality, media fantasy, and how they interact. Join us for a lively hour of radio.

KSKA: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Subsistence and Climate Change

Subsistence and Climate Change

The changing climate is shifting seasons and wildlife habitat in Alaska, altering the plants, trees and berries on the landscape, and creating unfamiliar patterns in the ocean, with the location and abundance of fish and marine mammals. We’ll talk about how these changes are affecting the subsistence way of life practiced by Alaska Natives, whose traditions developed in a more stable ecosystem.

KSKA: Thursday, Nov. 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Caving in Alaska

Caving in Alaska

The caves of Prince of Wales Island are magnificent and truly weird. Alaska has deep, complex caves that have never been fully explored. And there are many caves of ice, too, with incredible shapes and colors, that are constantly changing. Join us to talk about exploring caves in Alaska, caves of rock and of ice.

KSKA: Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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Glacier Trekking

Glacier Trekking

A huge proportion of Alaska is covered with ice. A lot more than has towns and cities or anything man made on it. That’s a lot of country to explore, and its truly beautiful, like another world.

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Babies in the Elements

Babies in the Elements

Little ones love recreation with their parents, and love playing in the snow. But a baby can also be a burden on a winter outing, and keeping them safe and warm is any parent’s biggest concern. Join us for a talk on babies in the elements – we’ve got two parents in the studio who are experts on keeping kids safe and happy in the outdoors.

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Sifting Through The Goods: Ski Swaps

We've got a bootfitter from Powder Hound Ski Shop joining us on air on the next Outdoor Explorer.

Ski swap time is upon us. It’s become a season in Anchorage, when used gear comes out of the garage and goes on sale in these giant rummage sales, which can be as competitive as a Walmart on Thanksgiving. But is this really a good way to get quality gear?

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 16, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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